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in common. republicans control the states legislatures and governor's mansions and president obama won the last two elections in those states. the scheme seemed to have crashed before they even began in most of those states. in florida, for example, top republicans have publicly backed away. in virginia a bill in the state senate was killed in committee. in ohio the republican governor indicated he was opposed. it's the same in michigan and wisconsin where even paul ryan recently said he was against the change. that leaves just one state for now, pennsylvania. and republicans there seem intent on going ahead. the senate majority leader says he will introduce legislation this month to change how the state's electoral votes are awarded. that woot mean instead of obama winning all of the state's 20 electoral votes, veld gotten only 12. it's another example of republicans trying to fight a demographic war that's going against them. will this latest scheme succeed? jim burn is the chairman of the democratic party of pennsylvania and eugene robinson is a columnist for "the washington post" a
up in new york. tonight president obama will deliver his state of the union and we'll have full coverage, of course, of that tonight. but first, there's breaking news out in southern california where police may be closing in on christopher dorner, that fugitive ex-los angeles cop sought in three killings. nbc's john yang is in our los angeles bureau, but let's go to former fbi profiler clint van zandt who has been watching this. he's on the phone. clint, what are we looking at here? it seems the evidence we have is he broke into a house in the san bernardino mountains, tied up two of the people who lived there, stole their pickup truck and is now trying to get away from police. >> yeah. it may be that's exactly the case. realize, chris, that's one of the scenarios that law enforcement had to the consider. as you know, up in those mountains where they've conducted this massive manhunt, there are literally hundreds of private homes and cottages, some that are occupied and some that aren't. police believe they had done a house-by-house search, but somehow in one of those residences
at the president's efforts in that regard. everyone who watches will see and hear president obama in his reach for history. will he move mightily on immigration and gun safety? will he propose actions to chop down the country's long lingering high unemployment rates. will he lead the country to change b? will he use the bully pulpit to pressure to take on the challenges that lie tonight in the state of the union? howard fine man is director for "the huffington post" and msnbc analyst. and alex wagner. howard, you first. then t i'd like to know your sense of the way i gauged it. is tonight going to show the depth he'll go to penetrate history? >> i think so, chris. i think he is going to try hard. because as he himself has said repeatedly and his aides are saying today, doing something to improve the lot and he lives of middle class americans, the core and anchor is essential for both the country and the president's record. you're going to hear a lot of that tonight. i think he's going to make the case and make the claim. progressives are going to say he hasn't gone far enough. but this is the
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